As usual, the AyaTrolLiar can't actually engage the arguments, just tries to slink around them and play word games - dealt with here
"Palestine" is NOT a "country", NOT an independent state.
Nothing I said implied it did, but the pathological one can't let it go and the best he can do is try to twist."Palestine" can NOT be "occupied" (see Article 2 of the Fourth Geneva Convention).
AyaTrolLiar> " that Convention is applicable when two conditions are fulfilled: that there exists an armed conflict (whether or not a state of war has been recognized); AND that the conflict has arisen between two contracting parties."
Note "AND", not "or". Both conditions must be met.
Yet "Palestine" is NOT a High Contracting Party to the convention.
Nonetheless that is covered by a different paragraph of Article 2:
|| Although one of the Powers in conflict may not be a party to the present Convention, the Powers who are parties thereto shall remain bound by it in their mutual relations.
As usual, the ignorant idiot doesn't even understand what is being discussed and shoots off in all the wrong directions.
Let's look at another section of Article 2:
|| The Convention shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party
, even if the said occupation meets with no armed resistance.
Yet "Palestine", not being a State, cannot be a "High Contracting Party" to the Convention.
While the Convention overall applies, the sections referencing "occupation" do NOT hold for this conflict.
GymFreak> territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army, and the occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.
That would exclude Gaza (from which the Israeli army withdrew in 2005) and Area A in Judea & Samaria which is under PA security control (and where the majority of the Palestinian Arabs reside).
GymFreak> The territories situated between the Green Line (see paragraph 72 above) and the former eastern boundary of Palestine under the Mandate were occupied by Israel in 1967 during the armed conflict between Israel and Jordan.At the time, they were considered "Occupied JORDAN".
Jordan only rescinded its claim in 1988.
There is no legal mechanism by which they could magically revert to being "Occupied 'Palestine'".
Which they never were previously, the Arab parties having violently rejected the 1947 UN partition compromise.
Note that between 1948-1967 this territory was NOT considered to be "occupied" by Jordan.
Jordanians could move from east of the River to its west with no one claiming they were "illegal settlers".